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Highway 90 dedicated to Greene

By Greg Bird

Photo by Greg Bird Former Judge Executive Jimmie W. Greene has had Hwy. 92 named in his honor. The road was dedicated Tuesday in a ceremony led by Representative Ken Upchurch and attended by Greene’s family.


State Representative Ken Upchurch, flanked by McCreary County Judge Executive Jimmie Bevo Greene and his family, officially dedicated Kentucky Highway 90 in honor of former Judge Executive Jimmie W. Greene Tuesday morning.
Upchurch, Chairman of the Kentucky House of Representatives Transportation Committee, sponsored and helped pass House Joint Resolution 105, officially designating the road as the “Jimmie W. Green Memorial Highway.”
Anybody that knew Jimmie Green knew that he loved his country,” Upchurch said at the dedication ceremony.
“Jimmy W. Greene was a one of a kind gentleman that only comes along rarely,” said Upchurch. “A military veteran who never missed an opportunity to honor another veteran. He also served as the County Judge Executive for McCreary admirably. I am honored to play a small role in honoring this fine gentleman who loved McCreary County.”
Greene’s son, Bevo, who followed in his father’s footsteps as Judge Executive, said his dad would have been honored to have the roadway named for him.
“It would really please my dad for this highway to be named after him,” Greene said.
“He was a servant-leader in the true sense of the word. He believed in taking care of his neighbors and putting others before himself. Every day I appreciate him more and try to understand how he served this county for 17 years.”
The roadway will have dedication markers placed on either end of the highway at the intersection of U.S. 27 and the county line on the east commemorating the former Air Force Veteran and County Judge Executive who passed away in 2017.
Greene served four terms, first taking office in 1978 as McCreary County’s first Judge Executive. Prior to his first term County Judges had judicial as well as executive powers, but an amendment in 1975 restricted the legal duties and focused more on administrative duties for the office.
After losing a bid for re-election in 1981 Greene tried again and succeeded in 1989, serving through 2003.

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